Geographic information systems are used in infrastructure management, project beneficiary mapping, service facilities mapping, land use planning, market analysis, impact analysis and utilities management.
Geographical information Systems have become an essential tool for planning, resource management and decision making. The ability of GIS to store, retrieve, analyze model and map spatial data has enhanced its application.
To make timely decisions requires not only innovative ways to access accurate and real time information, but also tools to help present the information in ways that are useful. Integrating GIS and Remote Sensing as a decision making tool has seen many organizations gain competitive advantage and remain relevant globally.
Everything that happens in this world has a spatial dimension and this has made GIS applicable across all fields e.g. in health, agriculture, forestry, mining, crime, business, transport and communications, utility management, climate change, planning etc. A geographic information system (GIS) will allow you to bring all types of data inform of layers, overlay them to perform analysis and eventually publish a map from that.
This training workshop is aimed at helping participants understand how well they can apply GIS and RS in their day to day running of their organization.
- Master the principles and concepts of GIS and RS
- Acquire, manipulate, save the data sources in a GIS
- Understand how GIS database works and how to update
- Lear how to edit data in GIS
- Learn digital image processing techniques
- Become familiar with specific functionality to the GIS: "Spatial Analysis"
- Learn map design, symbolization and publishing
- Mastering the output and dissemination of results of a GIS project.
- Develop and implement a GIS project
- Present the software and data sources available on the current GIS market
- Discover and use the internet for publishing maps
TOPICS TO BE COVERED
Module 1: Introduction to GPS, GIS and Remote Sensing Principles
- Principles of GIS and Remote Sensing
- Components of GIS Systems
- GIS Capabilities and Functions
- Spatial Data Infrastructure
- Introduction to GPS and Global Navigation Satellite
Data Acquisition: Using Mobile based GPS (ODK)
- Principles and concepts of GPS
- Introduction to Mobile Data gathering
- Getting started
- Survey Authoring
- GIS Mapping ODK collected data
- Online web mapping with Google maps
- Exporting to GIS /RS environment for further analysis
- Hosting the data online
Module 2: Data Acquisition: Extraction of feature from other sources
- Extracting data from Satellite images,
- Extracting data from online GIS data sources
- Importing data to GIS
- Obtaining Data from topographic sheets
- Downloading Data from open street maps
Database Design and development
- Working with spreadsheets data in GIS
- Conceptual and logical database design
- Building and coding the attributes
- Digitizing and scanning of maps
- Relating spatial and attribute data
Module 3: Editing and management of GIS
- Adding feature to GIS data
- Reducing GIS data
- cutting points of interest in image datasets
- Transforming GIS data
Integrating Imagery and Remote Sensing into GIS
- Radiometric and atmospheric correction
- Temporal normalization
- Geo-coding and geo-referencing
- Signature development
- Supervised Classification
- Unsupervised Classification
- Change detection
- Accuracy assessment
- Creating views and themes
- Working with themes
- Working with attribute tables
- Spatial query and analysis
- Working with charts
- Creating a map layout
- Digital Cartography and Visualization
Introduction to cartographic visualization and the mapping process
- Components of a map
- Map design
- Symbol design
- Name design and placement
- Concept of scale
- Map projections
- Data pre-processing techniques
- Thematic mapping;
- Digital mapping
Module 5: Online Publishing of maps and GIS outputs
- Working with Google Maps and Fusion Tables
- Publishing into other web based platforms
- Case study of a related programme use of GIS and RS technology
This training can also be customized for your institution upon request. You can have it delivered your preferred location.
For further inquiries, please contact us on details below:
Tel: +254 (0) 739167709.
Email: training @versedpro.com
Participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.
All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.
Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact us below.
Mob: +254 7739167709
Payment should be transferred to Versed Professional Services account through bank 7 days before commencement of training.
- All requests for cancellations must be received in writing.
- Changes will become effective on the date of written confirmation being received.
- The appropriate cancellation charge will apply based on the cost of your booking, as shown below.
- In the event of an individual named on the booking form cannot attend, we will accept the substitution of another delegate on the condition that written notification of the substitution has been received by us prior to the course date and an administration fee of $ 34 plus VAT has been paid.
- Accommodation and travel are the responsibility of the candidate.
- A buffet lunch and two teas are provided on all full day courses during training dates unless otherwise stated. The cost is included in the price quoted. Any special dietary requirements need to be notified in writing to VPSL in advance before commencement of the training
- Versed Professional Services Limited shall not be liable to refund of fees or for any other penalty should courses be canceled due to war, fire, strike lock-out, industrial action, Tempest, accident, civil disturbance or any other cause whatsoever beyond their control.